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Ilaria’s Vision


Over two decades, co-founder of BBT, Ilaria Bolretti Buitoni, has contributed to films and a podcast about the work of the charity and how it has developed from BBT Artists to the addition of BBT Communities.

Here we collect those media to explore Ilaria’s Vision:

BBT20 – Ilaria’s podcast
Reflections on a life in music and philanthropy

As Chair and Co-Founder of BBT with her late husband Franco Buitoni, Ilaria Borletti Buitoni has kept a low profile over the two decades of the Trust’s existence, having always maintained that the focus should be on the young musicians it supports. For this 20th anniversary landmark, in a conversation with Nick Breckenfield, she reveals her deep commitment to philanthropy, culture and music and the joy they bring to her life. She talks candidly about her childhood in Milan, decades of travel and work in Africa with AMREF, her love of Franco and her belief in music for wellbeing.

BBT Communities

In 2019 BBT announced its first 2019 BBT Communities. In advance of the announcement Ilaria put down her rationale and hopes for the new strand of BBT’s activities.

BBT10 – BBT Celebrated

Watch our film which marked BBT’s first decade.

Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, Mitsuko Uchida and a cast of BBT winners reflect on the work of the trust.